AMD condition in elders has no permanent cure, say doctors

“Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is prevalent in 21 per cent of the rural population and 16 per cent of the urban population in Tamilnadu. It is among the leading causes of visual loss in the elderly people,” said ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at Sankara Nethralaya, Dr Rajiv Raman. Continue Reading

Mullaiperiyar dam can hold upto 142 ft: Pannerselvam

“Experts have opined that water could be stored upto 142 ft.. There is no need to fear.. The dam is strong.. the dam will not be affected even if there is a tremor or quake,” Panneerselvam told reporters here last night, after visiting the Kumuli road, which got damaged due to a landslide. Continue Reading

Chennaiite recollects his first Independence Day memory

“The first Independence Day is still fresh in my mind. It was a wonderful morning, where houses at my street in Tirupur were decorated with colourful flowers. Women were seen drawing rangolis and tri-colour flags were hoisted in every household. Patriotic songs were played through speakers as well,” recollects Krishnamurthy. Continue Reading

Chennaiite recollects his father’s struggle for freedom

“My father’s photo is kept at the Thiyagigal Ninaivu Mandapam in Gandhi Mandapam. Only three freedom fighters photos from Chennai are kept there. I am very proud and happy that my father was a reason for getting independence. He has inspired me in many ways,” concludes Ragubathi. Continue Reading

Karunanidhi burial: Officials handle airport rush with preparations

As soon as the announcement of Karunanidhi’s demise was made, we had a meeting during which each department was instructed on the work that should be carried out Continue Reading